Pan-Seared Scallops

Pair these scallops with a light semi-dry white wine.


2 medium portabello mushroom, caps
2 ounces soy sauce
1 clv garlic, finely, diced
1 shallot, finely, diced
1 salt and pepper
6 lrg scallops
2 ounces Ponzu sauce


Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2 Marinate the portabello mushrooms in the soy, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper. Let sit for 30 minutes. Grill or broil 2 minutes per side - then bake in a 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes - cool - cut into thin strips 1/8".

Step 3 Pat the scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. Sear the scallops in a large non-stick skillet over high for about 1 minute or until browned. Turn. Sear other side for 1 minute or until browned.

Step 4 Add mushrooms and ponzu sauce. Cook for 1 minute longer, or until the scallops have just warmed through.

Step 5 Use crispy Thai fried noodles, steamed rice or Udon noodles as a garnish.

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